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Lymph Nodes

Lymph Nodes

The lymph that is drained from the body passes through structures called lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are specialized dilations of lymphatic tissue which are supported within by a meshwork of connective tissue called reticulin fibers and are populated by dense aggregates of lymphocytes and macrophages. Lymph nodes occur along the entire length of the lymphatic system and tend to increase in size as they become closer to the thoracic duct. They are also organized in chains or clusters which drain exclusively a particular organ or region of the body.

Becasue Lymph Nodes are imbedded deeply in connective tissue, they are rarly seen. However, lymph nodes are found in larger clusters in the axillary (arm pit area), inguinal (pubic region), and cervical regions of the body.

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Neck Nodes

Axillary Nodes

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